Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's a "Thriller" of a stamp set for September!

Welcome to our September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop featuring this month's new SOTM - Thriller D1442! If you've just joined me from Katy's blog then you are on the right path! My 5x7 card design above is inspired by Wishes - Cubed Collage (p. 92) and features our NEW Hooligans paper pack X7129B. The center of the skull image is a separate stamped "skull" that has been cut out (sponged around the edges with black ink and a sponge dauber to add some shadowing), then adhered with 3D mounting tape so it pops off the card a bit. I do now also have a lot more artwork to share using this stamp set - just click here to see more! Thanks! Now you can continue on the hop by visiting Lori's blog next! Enjoy!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Magnifique Layout and 2 more cards for our 9/4 product preview workshop!

Left side of the layout up close (below)
Right side of the layout up close (below)
Close up view of the flower (made with our 1.25" circle punch)
Standard size card with Magnifique papers
Standard size card with Olivia papers

Friday, August 27, 2010

Mistletoe cards for my 9/4 product preview workshop!

Here's a sneak peek at two of the cards we'll be creating at my big Product Preview Workshop coming up on September 4th! The first is a standard size card (4.25"x5.5") featuring the Mistletoe Creative Basics papers and ribbon (X5811) and "Harmony" stamp set (B1363). The card design is inspired by Wishes - Sentiment Secured (p. 78) and the bird is made with the "paper-piecing" technique. The next card is a 3x6 card inspired by Wishes - Nameplate (p. 18). It uses the Mistletoe Level 2 paper packet (X7130B) and "Captured Moments" stamp set (C1423).

I do still have just a few spots available for this workshop on Saturday, Sept. 4th (1pm-5pm) at the Holiday Inn Express in Lenwood. The registration fee is $25 to create a variety of 8 different projects including a 2-page 12x12 scrapbook layout, six greeting cards, and a fun surprise gift-type item using all-new stamps, papers, and embellishments from the NEW autumn/winter Idea Book! We will also have lots of good food and beverages for you to enjoy as well! Reservations were due last week, but I do have a very small limited amount of spots still open if you can snatch one up from me before we are completely full. It's your last chance to please call
or e-mail me to reserve your spot now!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sluder Family Reunion 2010

I sure do LOVE and adore my family!! I am so blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life! Some of you may already know that I come from a big family. I am the oldest of 6 children and my parents (who are still very young; ages 53 and 55) have 21 grandkids already (all ages 13 and under)!! My kids just love that they have so many cousins their own age to play with and we know how lucky we are to have that blessing, even with all the chaos a huge group of children can bring when we're together! Needless to say, our family reunion included lots of little ones, lots of food prep and clean-up, and not a dull moment! We all spent one full week with my parents in Wellsville, Utah (in the same house even)! I got stuck taking a few cold showers last week since I was one of the last to get in a few times, lol, but it was so worth it!! We enjoyed lots of quality time talking and catching up, made many fun new memories, and had lots of photos taken! I will share more photos from our adventures soon, once I have a chance to pick out just a few of my favorites (from the over 600 pics that were taken, lol)...and believe it or not, I am NOT the most camera-crazed person in my family who took them all, lol! THANK YOU to my sister Laura for getting so many great photos that I would have missed! THANK YOU also to my sister Mary for sharing such a great "top ten list" on her blog and for putting into words so well what a fabulous time we had!
I hope you will check out Mary's blog posting by clicking here! Enjoy!

Monday, August 2, 2010

HUGE online customer appreciation SALE starts Wed. 8/4!

2, 4, 6, 8 - who do we appreciate?! It's YOU of course! It only makes sense to pass along our appreciation for our customers with amazing deals when we can! So for 8 days (August 4-11), you can purchase select My Stickease assortments for only $2, My Reflections Level 1 kits for only $4, and My Reflections Level 2 paper packets for only $6 online (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST)! You'll want to shop early for the best selection from my myctmh website here!! The sale starts at 8am Pacific time (9am MST) on Wednesday!

Here is a list of the variety of different kit products that will be available at the start of this sale, but remember that this list is subject to change as you may see some of these items sell out quickly (...and yes, you are reading correctly, a lot of our NEWer kits are also being included in this sale, so if you really want them, you'd better get them before they're gone)! CTMH has let us know that they will be introducing A LOT more NEW kits this next year and in order to make room for them in the new Idea Books and warehouse they need to clear out some space - that's why you're seeing so many great kits being clearanced:

Vintage Travel
Floral Impressions
Laid Back
Just Chillin
Simple Pleasure
Best Friends Forever
School Zone
More To Adore
Sweet Harmony My
Cutie Pie
Rough n Tumble
Route 66
Majestic Blue
Let's Get Together
Floral Tapestry
Free Spirit
Lifes Delights
It’s a Guy Thing
Good Times
Sweet Pea
Paper Garden
Blue Ribbon
Game On
Perfect Day
Magic Moments
That’s Amore
Back Country
Moon Doggie
Animal Cookies
Sweet Home

Happy Shopping!!